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Back home after great trips to Barcelona and Stockholm - more about those later. It’s been pretty quiet at the blog but time to get back on track here as well as the fall keeps coming.

Earlier this week I got featured @ Yhden miehen tyyli - a blog by Finnish writer Jani Niipola (who is also the man behind the book Vapaa Tyyli - probably the best men’s style book written in Finnish).

In the summer Jani got me answering few questions and my thoughts can now be read from here. They are in Finnish but I guess google translator will help in case it seems to hard to understand…

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Photos by Elina Simonen.

Wearing:

Suit: Rose&Born Shirt: Kamakura : Tie: Arcuri Cravatte via Linkson Jack

Shoes: Alfred Sargent via AFPOS Watch: Larsson&Jennings

Wallet: Chester Mox Bracelets: Viola Milano

Thanks a lot for this Jani and Elina.

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A few quick shots from this morning - taken at our hotel before heading to the airport and back to Helsinki. 

Been busy as trying to unpack and pack the bags again for tomorrow as we continue to Stockholm to see the Fashion week and especially the launch of Eidos Napoli x Eton of Sweden new collaboration. More about that in the end of the week.

Sport coat: Lardini Shirt: Ralph Lauren Trousers: Finealta

Driving mocs: Bexley Bracelets: Viola Milano

To see what’s up in Stockholm and for more pics - instagram / facebook

Heading just nowto Barcelona for vacation for few days…

For updates from Spain check and follow on instagram @dresslikea. And in case you’re interested in having overload of pics in terms of our trip - check out and follow @mhsandberg as well.

And some recent pics via the IG-account where I actually am much more active at least in terms of wiwt-pics than what I’ve been here…

What I wore last weekend: Jacket by Pal Zileri, mtm-trousers from Herrainpukimo, Gran Sasso shirt and Christian Kimber suede loafers.

Our new apartment we moved into last week is about ready. And it’s looking pretty good…

Fabric for a new mtm-suit in the making by Vaatturiliike Sauma.

And here we go - heading to Barcelona.

Suitsupply has just launched the the first selection of their upcoming fall and winter collection for pre-order. According to Suitsupply’s head designer Murray Coetzee, the team looked to the past for inspiration to create a collection that combines the archives of some of Italy’s finest fabric producers. Patterns in the collection range from subtle checks and bold windowpanes to classic houndstooth and are featured trough the whole range from suits, coats, shirts, ties and even in the outerwear pieces. In addition to patterns there are multiple plays by textures and fabrics that range from luxe cashmere blends all the way to hardy tweeds.

In terms of colors the collection is build on hard play with the shades of blue ranging from bold Neapolitan blues to deep navy tones with accents that run the gamut from rich shades of burnt orange to ochre, oxblood, and forest green. 

All in all there are multiple pieces and combinations that attracts interest. Although the selection for pre-order as well as the preview of the collection relies heavily on the bold standout pieces there are still many simple and plain - classic pieces that are easy to adapt one’s wardrobe - even for them who are not yet hardy (or dandy) enough to go out wearing the three-piece suits featuring big plaids or “look-at-me” checks.

As I know there are many who have wait for this collection I also picked out some of my personal favorites and pieces that caught my eye.

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Even though weather is still pretty warm (at least here in Finland) one can sense that autumn is coming as most of the brands are already coming up their fall and winter collections. Viola Milano is no exception as they yesterday launched the first patch of their fall collection for ties.

At this point it’s only about ties as pocket squares, beanies and scarves for colder months will be released in the first week of September.

Cashmere for all occasions

In terms of ties the collection for fall is basically based on two different materials, wool and cashmere. Cashmere ties come in two different folds, 3-folds for the striped ones and 7-folds for the plain, one-colored ones. In addition there’s a selection of 3-fold wool ties featuring classic polka dot pattern. As usual all of the ties are finished with hand rolled edges and untipped.

Personally I’m especially fond of the one-colored cashmere ones as they are (imo) as versatile as a tie can be. Easy to combine with your business suit for work, with denim and a sport coat or even with a wool cardigan and corduroy slacks for  the most casual occasion in case you still want to dress up a little. In case you only are looking for one tie to purchase this fall, my suggestion would be a navy cashmere one.

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Check here for the earlier posts regarding Viola Milano.

And more post regarding ties - check here.

Spanish Meermin has recently launched a new website including clearer, simple and fresh look & lay-out. But what’s most interesting part of the “reformation” is their newly launched mto-program.

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New Meermin MTO-group program

According to the site Made To Order Group is a new & very dynamic way to offer clients a wider range of possibilities. The system is based on crowd sourcing method, where it is left for the clients to decide what items move on to production and what doesn’t.

The program works so that customers support the new item they like and once the number of units supported reaches the campaign goal, the item is successfully funded and Meermin starts the production. This means that Made To Order groups are all-or-nothing, if the 100% of the goal is not reached, the item won’t go into production and all the deposits done so far will be refunded.

What makes the program interesting is that once the goal for one item is complete there can’t be more orders made and the item goes into production. 

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Double-breasted overcoats, turtleneck sweaters, shades of blue and grey, light weight construction & soft tailoring. In terms of the upcoming fall Italian Tombolini keeps the collection mainly plain and simple - making it interesting by variating fabric choices, patterns and textures.

All in all the look the look book is a good example of “playing simple” with classic elements of menswear - still keeping the look fresh and interesting. Especially some good examples how to include roll neck sweaters to your business wardrobe and how to make them work.

For more pictures of the collection check also the review from Pitti Uomo 85.


Pics via tombolini.it

Next in line for the short reviews from Pitti Uomo is Drake’s London.

Mostly known for their ties, Drake’s is not just the largest producer of premium neckties in Britain (producing around 100,000 ties per year, which includes ties made both under their own name and as private label for other well known brands) but also I dare to say, one of the best and most innovative brands in the accessory business.

As being one of my personal favorite my expectations for Drake’s collections are always pretty high. Still - season after season these guys seem to exceed those expectations.

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The third and last set of pictures from Pitti Uomo (from day 2) courtesy of TSBmen and A&H Magazine, shot by Neil Watson.
Brown and blue and their different tones are maybe the most easy colors to combine together. The light and dark brown shades of brown in shoes and tie are here brought together with different tones of blue featured in the shirt, jacket, bag, pocket square and again in the shoes as contrasting color. As the fall comes and days get colder one might want to change the trousers to a bit more dark colored pair (as denim for example) but in the heat of 30°C there’s really no option that could compete with white cotton slacks.
Wearing - double-breasted, unlined checked blazer by Lardini - made-to-measure chambray shirt from Isaia Napoli - Cotton trousers by Berwich - brown herringbone patterned linen tie from Berg&Berg - Mismo tote bag - and suede loafers by Christian Kimber. The third and last set of pictures from Pitti Uomo (from day 2) courtesy of TSBmen and A&H Magazine, shot by Neil Watson.
Brown and blue and their different tones are maybe the most easy colors to combine together. The light and dark brown shades of brown in shoes and tie are here brought together with different tones of blue featured in the shirt, jacket, bag, pocket square and again in the shoes as contrasting color. As the fall comes and days get colder one might want to change the trousers to a bit more dark colored pair (as denim for example) but in the heat of 30°C there’s really no option that could compete with white cotton slacks.
Wearing - double-breasted, unlined checked blazer by Lardini - made-to-measure chambray shirt from Isaia Napoli - Cotton trousers by Berwich - brown herringbone patterned linen tie from Berg&Berg - Mismo tote bag - and suede loafers by Christian Kimber. The third and last set of pictures from Pitti Uomo (from day 2) courtesy of TSBmen and A&H Magazine, shot by Neil Watson.
Brown and blue and their different tones are maybe the most easy colors to combine together. The light and dark brown shades of brown in shoes and tie are here brought together with different tones of blue featured in the shirt, jacket, bag, pocket square and again in the shoes as contrasting color. As the fall comes and days get colder one might want to change the trousers to a bit more dark colored pair (as denim for example) but in the heat of 30°C there’s really no option that could compete with white cotton slacks.
Wearing - double-breasted, unlined checked blazer by Lardini - made-to-measure chambray shirt from Isaia Napoli - Cotton trousers by Berwich - brown herringbone patterned linen tie from Berg&Berg - Mismo tote bag - and suede loafers by Christian Kimber. The third and last set of pictures from Pitti Uomo (from day 2) courtesy of TSBmen and A&H Magazine, shot by Neil Watson.
Brown and blue and their different tones are maybe the most easy colors to combine together. The light and dark brown shades of brown in shoes and tie are here brought together with different tones of blue featured in the shirt, jacket, bag, pocket square and again in the shoes as contrasting color. As the fall comes and days get colder one might want to change the trousers to a bit more dark colored pair (as denim for example) but in the heat of 30°C there’s really no option that could compete with white cotton slacks.
Wearing - double-breasted, unlined checked blazer by Lardini - made-to-measure chambray shirt from Isaia Napoli - Cotton trousers by Berwich - brown herringbone patterned linen tie from Berg&Berg - Mismo tote bag - and suede loafers by Christian Kimber.

The third and last set of pictures from Pitti Uomo (from day 2) courtesy of TSBmen and A&H Magazine, shot by Neil Watson.

Brown and blue and their different tones are maybe the most easy colors to combine together. The light and dark brown shades of brown in shoes and tie are here brought together with different tones of blue featured in the shirt, jacket, bag, pocket square and again in the shoes as contrasting color. As the fall comes and days get colder one might want to change the trousers to a bit more dark colored pair (as denim for example) but in the heat of 30°C there’s really no option that could compete with white cotton slacks.

Wearing - double-breasted, unlined checked blazer by Lardini - made-to-measure chambray shirt from Isaia Napoli - Cotton trousers by Berwich - brown herringbone patterned linen tie from Berg&Berg - Mismo tote bag - and suede loafers by Christian Kimber.

Starting my vacation on Friday, three weeks out of office - feeling pretty good already. Moving into a new apartment, after that long weekend in Barcelona and few days in Stockholm checking out the upcoming Fashion week. In addition to that some new stuff regarding the blog and tyylit.fi - more than enough to be inspired by.

To put it shortly, this is what this vacation will be all about…

Casual wear, drinks and good food…

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Building up new home - simple and clean it will be…

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Traveling - next up Barcelona and Stockholm…

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Pics via tyylit.tumblr.com

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For the spring and summer ´15 by Eton has gone far, some might say pretty unlikely sources to find inspiration. In terms of prints there are influences taken for example from the TWA Terminal at JFK Airport designed by the Finnish architect Eero Saarinen resulting as a unique airplane print seen on shirts, scarves and pocket squares and inspiration from Hawaii displayed as a distinctive sunset palm prints for the casual shirts. 

For a more traditional business look with "a modern twist", the collection features shirts with small prints and micro-patterns such as small paisley print and a sophisticated floral shaped dots.

As before, one of the things that is worth mentioning in terms of the collection is the versatility. Some of the designs can fairly be said to be “over the top” (and probably I personally could not wear those or pull them off) but in general the collection is nicely balanced between dressed-up, formal and casual. Moreover there are multiple pieces that are as well compatible to wear as well with your suit and sport coat but that will work just as well when combined with a pair of jeans and a sweater.

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imageShirts and accessories at the Eton stand were presented together with jackets and suiting from Eidos Napoli. Eton x Eidos is definitely one if not the most interesting collaborations that will be seen this fall. The lauch will happen @Stockholm Fashion Week where DLA will also be in place. More detailed preview coming up.

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imageTab-collar was definitely one of the trends seen on Pitti Uomo 86. Eton has been having it featuring collection already couple of last seasons and it’s still there.

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